Pursuit and adjustment of goals during unemployment: The role of age

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Niessen C, Heinrichs N, Dorr S
Journal: International Journal of Stress Management
Publisher: American Psychological Association / Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2009
Volume: 16
Pages range: 102-123
ISSN: 1072-5245
Language: English


Abstract


This longitudinal study investigated the predictive value of 2 self-regulatory processes (goal pursuit and goal adjustment) on mental health and reemployment success over a period of 8 months. A total of 87 unemployed job seekers participated in this study. There is some evidence that age moderated the relationship between goal pursuit and goal adjustment with mental health and reemployment success. Contrary to expectations, goal pursuit was positively related to mental health for relatively older individuals. The authors found no effects of goal adjustment on mental health. However, as expected, goal adjustment had a negative relationship with reemployment success for relatively younger individuals. The authors found no moderator effects of age on the relationship between goal pursuit and reemployment success. Thus, the study revealed different relationships between self-regulatory processes and mental health as well as reemployment success for younger and older individuals. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Niessen, Cornelia Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie im Arbeitsleben


External institutions with authors

Technische Universität Braunschweig


Research Fields

Aging at work
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie im Arbeitsleben


How to cite

APA:
Niessen, C., Heinrichs, N., & Dorr, S. (2009). Pursuit and adjustment of goals during unemployment: The role of age. International Journal of Stress Management, 16, 102-123. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0015683

MLA:
Niessen, Cornelia, Nina Heinrichs, and Sandra Dorr. "Pursuit and adjustment of goals during unemployment: The role of age." International Journal of Stress Management 16 (2009): 102-123.

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